Maine

Maine entered the Union in March 1820 as part of the Missouri Compromise. No state outside the original 13 colonies has started with more electoral votes – it had nine in the 1820 election. By the mid-19th century, Maine began losing electoral votes, and has had four since the 1964 election. Primarily Republican from the Civil War (going “blue” only in 1912, 1964, and 1968) through the 1980s, Maine has voted Democratic in the last eight elections, although the 2016 race was quite close by recent historical standards, Hillary Clinton prevailed by 3% over Donald Trump. Joe Biden's 2020 margin of victory was 9%.

Maine has been a tale of two states in the last two elections, with the Democratic candidate winning the 1st congressional district and Trump winning the more rural 2nd district. This is significant in that Maine is one of only two states -along with Nebraska- that do not use a winner-take-all electoral vote allocation. Here, the winner of the statewide popular vote gets two electoral votes, while one is assigned to the winner of each district. As a result, Trump won one of the state's four electoral votes both times he was on the ballot.

ELECTORAL VOTES

4

2020 ELECTION

Biden Wins
District 1
Biden Wins
District 2
Trump Wins

Statewide (larger gauge) is worth two electoral votes; each district is worth one.

2020 Maine Polls

Recent Presidential Elections

2020
53.1% 44.0%
2016
47.8% 44.9%
2012
56.3% 41.0%
2008
57.7% 40.4%
2004
53.6% 44.6%
2000
49.1% 44.0%
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Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1976
R
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
D
1996
D
2000
D
2004
D
2008
D
2012
D
2016
D
2020
D

Electoral College Votes

Democratic-Republican
Democratic
National Republican
Whig
Republican

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names.

U.S. Senate Voting History

  Class 1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
1
D
R
R
R
I
I
2
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
3

Data: MIT Election Data and Science Lab / Harvard Dataverse. These are general election results for the years listed.

There are three classes of Senators; one is up for election every second year. Each state has one Senator in two of the three classes.

U.S. House Voting History

District1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
1
R
D
D
D
D
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
2
R
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
D
D

Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project. These are general election results for the years listed.

Vertical lines before 1992, 2002 and 2012 show Census-related redistricting breakpoints. Geographic borders associated with district numbers may have changed.

The state had an additional redistricting before 1994. Same caution about borders applies.

Governor Voting History

1974
I
1978
D
1982
D
1986
R
1990
R
1994
I
1998
I
2002
D
2006
D
2010
R
2014
R
2018
D

Data: Wikipedia. These are general election results for the years listed.